Celebrating Our Anniversary And A Few Faves

by Julie Wilson on March 18, 2013

in Marriage,Personal Finance,roundup

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend. I sure will be by the time this posts.

My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend celebrating 4 wonderful years of marriage. Our actual anniversary is March 21.  We will be staying in a private cabin at a place called Serenity Springs. It is only about 30 mins away from where we live, but it will be amazing.

We will be in a small cabin with a hot tub, a butler door, and no kids! Peace, quiet, and relaxation.  This is where we spent our honeymoon, and we try to go back every year. It just happens that I was uncomfortably pregnant the last two years, so this is way overdue.

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My husband booked the room with extended stay, so we could stay 3 PM on Saturday until 4 PM on Sunday instead of leaving at 11AM which is the normal check out.  The cost was around $350.00 and it was something we had planned for.  We didn’t however expect to see the transaction run through TWICE!

I got a notification that my checking account was negative.  I didn’t panic though, which is crazy because I would have been in tears before.  I called them and they apologized and had charges reversed. Although, it will take 3-4 days to go back into the account.

This wasn’t a huge deal to me because I had the money in savings to cover it until it was back in there. I would then, just move it back into savings. Having the money available was so exciting to me, even though it may not seem like a huge deal.

I just know this is something that has never happened. We are usually missing the money, and have no way to cover it. We spend days in stress for a mistake.

Well, I hope you can take time this weekend to relax and read some great posts from this week! Enjoy! <—[Khaleef here: I am posting this on Monday morning, but Julie wrote this before she left for the weekend...just didn't want you to think that she is going crazy ;-)]

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Robert from My Multiple Incomes gives some great thoughts about guest posting.

One Cent at a Time reminds us to read the fine print when it comes to hidden charges.

Derek from Life and My Finances has 10 ideas to help you earn some extra money!

Jessica from Budget for Health challenges us to look at what we are doing for the future.

Kevin at Invest It Wisely asks what Early Retirement Means to You.

Sydney at Untemplater shares how she plans to get fit and eat healthy on a budget.

Beating Broke makes you think about what financial independence means to you.

Michelle from Making Sense of Cents has great tips for potential home buyers.

Giveaways:

Eyes on the Dollar is c0-hosting a $500.00 Spring giveaway!

Mom’s Plans is hosting a giveaway for Tropical Traditions giving someone a gallon of coconut oil! ($120.00) value

Money Smart Guides is giving away an ebook and money!

 

Faithful With a Few was included in the following carnivals: SnowMageddon – Financial Carnival For Young Adults! | Brick By Brick Investing
Carnival Of Retirement – Freeat33
Carnival of Personal Finance #401: March madness | NZ Muse

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